The new knee

It’s happened. My original knee has worn out to the point where no injections will stave off the pain. I have no cartilage in my left knee, so I’m walking bone on bone, and my knee has shifted to try to reduce the pain, but there’s no more comfortable place left for my knee to sit.   

I am going to see the surgeon next week to set a date to have knee replacement surgery. Thing is, my fall is pretty jam-packed. Not sure what dates the surgeon has open or will suggest, but I hope he can either hit my perfect date (right after Veteran’s Day), or wait for New Year’s Day. I’ll live with the pain (already am) until this happens.

Let’s all feel sorry for me (but don’t – it’s been a good run with the knee) by listening to Seratones, Andra Day, Macy Gray, Lizzo, George McRae, Ellen Foley, Bob Dylan, Patti Labelle, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Albert Collins, the Walker Brothers, Tom Jones, Jackie DeShannon, and the 5th Dimension.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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